PROVIDENCE, R.I. -The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced the 2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-Americans as Notre Dame senior Heather Johnson and junior Dani Miller were Third Team selections.
Johnson, the 2011 BIG EAST Player of the Year, was an offensive force for the Irish this season, finishing with a .383 batting average and a .651 slugging percentage. The third baseman accounted for 67 hits, 11 doubles, 12 home runs, 64 RBI and 114 total bases. She drew 17 walks and struck out on just 10 occasions in 175 at-bats. Johnson was also named to the All-BIG EAST First Team and a second-team all-region selection.
This is Miller's first All-American accolade, after earning her third all-region honor this season. With 11 home runs this year, she became the first player in Notre Dame history to smack double-digit home runs in the first three seasons with the program. She hit .333 and drove in 37 runs with a .563 slugging percentage. She did not commit an error in 210 chances, while playing both first and second base for the Irish. Miller was named to the third team at the utility position.
The Irish duo continued a three-year streak of third-team honorees produced by Notre Dame, following Katie Fleury in 2010 and Christine Lux in 2009. In all, ND players have earned 20 All-American honors dating back to 1994, putting four on the second team and 16 on the third team.
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